1st Album - Taylor Swift (2006)
In 2006, she released her debut single “Tim McGraw”, then her self-titled debut album, which was subsequently certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
2nd Album - Fearless (2008)
In November 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless, which featured a number of more pop songs such as “You Belong with Me” and “Love Story”. Fearless was the best-selling album in 2009 in the USA and won 4 Grammy Awards.
3rd and 4th Albums - Speak Now (2010) and Red (2012)
Swift’s third and fourth albums, 2010’s Speak Now and 2012’s Red, both sold over one million copies within the first week of their US release. “Speak Now” won two Grammy Awards, while “Red’s” singles “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and “I Knew You Were Trouble” were worldwide hits.
5th Album - 1989 (2014)
1989 was released on October 27, 2014. The album marked a move away from her earlier country sounds and fully into pop. Both the title (“1989”) and the overall sound of the album - synth pop - were a nod to her birth year and nostalgia of the 1980s. The album became the best-selling album of 2014, selling 3.66m copies in USA, and as of April 2015, it had sold 4.5m copies in the US (9m worldwide). The first single from the album was “Shake It Off”, released on August 18, 2014, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Commentators described the album as being reminiscent of Toni Basil’s “Mickey” and Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America”.
Edited by simonmoran on 26 Mar 2015, 14:00
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